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Scientists Predict Wuhan's Virus Outbreak Will Get Much Worse

2 hours 1 min ago
New estimates of how far the virus could spread suggest an explosion of cases will hit the Chinese city and more infected individuals will show up abroad.
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An Esports Exodus to YouTube Reshapes the Livestream Wars

2 hours 35 min ago
The *Call of Duty* League, the *Overwatch* League, and *Hearthstone* Esports all call YouTube home now. That's not great news for Twitch.
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Dolly Parton's Meme Exposes Social Media's Masquerade

3 hours 59 min ago
The country star's “LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Tinder” post speaks to people's desire to be what any platform needs them to be.
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Valve Swears 'Half-Life: Alyx' Is Actually, Legitimately Done

5 hours 34 min ago
Lots of high-profile games have been delayed lately. Doesn't look like Valve's upcoming VR experience is going to be one of them.
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Patreon Can't Solve Its Porn Pirate Problem

8 hours 12 min ago
Two years ago, Patreon promised to crack down on piracy site Yiff.Party. Now it says its hands are tied.
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Chime Chai Maker Review: A Pricey, Speedy Way to Make Chai

12 hours 30 min ago
For chai lovers, Chime's hands-free and speedy pod-based brewing process is convenience at its finest.
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Athletic Authorities Must Reckon With Racing Tech Again

12 hours 30 min ago
As World Athletics debates whether to ban Nike's carbon-fiber running shoe, it should heed lessons from the case of “Bionic Olympian” Oscar Pistorius.
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Sure, 'The Goop Lab' Is Absurd—but It Also Offers Hope

12 hours 30 min ago
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Netflix show offers controversial treatments for people who feel they’ve been failed by everything else.
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Gadget Lab Podcast: Oral Hygiene Tech and Espresso Science

13 hours 30 min ago
On this week’s episode: hacking oral hygiene with AI, and hacking espresso with science.
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The Future of Death-Tech Has No Rules—Yet

13 hours 30 min ago
Mortuary startups, like one that plans to freeze and shatter corpses, have run afoul of some fusty regulations.
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The Bird 'Snarge' Menacing Air Travel

14 hours 30 min ago
When winged wildlife slams into aircraft, disasters can happen. Inside the world of bird-strike countermeasures, where avian goo is the enemy.
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The Strange, Subtle Matter of ASMR Erotica

14 hours 30 min ago
Although many fans and creators claim the appeal isn't sexual, much of the genre flirts with intimacy. Close your eyes—and open up.
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The Rise of Mouth Tech: Oral-B, AI Toothbrushes, Burst Oral Care

14 hours 30 min ago
It’s easy to bristle at a $200 AI-powered toothbrush, but not for the reasons you might think.
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No, the Wuhan Virus Is Not a 'Snake Flu'

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 16:53
One paper advanced a controversial theory about the disease's origin. Other scientists aren't biting.
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A Robot Dog With a Job, a Noise-Canceling Car, and More News

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 14:34
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
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Germany Rejected Nuclear Power—and Deadly Emissions Spiked

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 12:58
After Fukushima, the country opted to decommission its nuclear reactors. The US has a lot to learn from what happened next.
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Inside Pwn2Own's High-Stakes Industrial Hacking Contest

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 12:35
At Pwn2Own, hackers had no trouble dismantling systems that help run everything from car washes to nuclear plants.
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Why So Many High-Profile Videogames Have Been Delayed

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 10:13
This month alone, *Cyberpunk 2077*, *Marvel’s Avengers*, *Dying Light 2*, and *Final Fantasy VII Remake* have all been pushed back. For some, it's probably for the best. 
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A 'Captain Marvel' Sequel Is in the Works

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 08:11
The movie could hit theaters in 2022.
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Spot the Robot Dog Trots Into the Big, Bad World

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 07:00
Boston Dynamics' creation is starting to sniff out its role in the workforce: as a helpful canine that still sometimes needs you to hold its paw.
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